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realme C12 Review: All-around Smartphone with Mega Battery

A smartphone is an essential tool for a working mom like me because it has become my mobile office. Before the pandemic, I was working at least 6 hours on mobile while attending events. Nowadays, I still work on it because it’s easier to upload photos to be used for brand promotions. The only downside to this is that the battery gets depleted in just a few hours, so I always bring a powerbank. At home recharging to a full charge once a day is a must.

I’m always on the look out for smartphones that can serve me and my job well, in all aspects. Highly important for me are the camera and battery features. I already have a high-end smartphone and buying another of the same price range seemed impractical. Lower priced ones lack the specs I need.

I’m fortunate to be able to review the newly released realme C12 and I’m excited to share with you my in depth and honest review.

But first, please watch the unboxing video of realme C12:

The realme C12 is priced at just Php5,990 with a 6000 mAh battery, Triple Camera with 13MP + 2MP + 2MP Rear/5MP Front, Helio G35 GamingProcessor, 3GB RAM/32GB Storage, and 6.5″ Mini-drop Fullscreen.

The specs are awesome for such an affordable price! It will surely be a hit amongst Pinoys especially those who need a smartphone that can be used for online learning.

Let me not bore you with the tech aspects, you can easily Google it πŸ™‚ But, I’m going to share with you what I discovered and proved to be true πŸ™‚

realme C12 Camera

realme C12 Raw photo comparison
Raw photo comparison

Since we are still in quarantine, I had to make use of things around me as photo subjects hehehe.. My new plants are perfect!

Photos on the left side were shot using my high-end smartphone and on the right were from realme C12. Note that those are raw photos and no editing done whatsoever.

Though the colors on the right are a bit dull, the details are remarkable and that’s one important factor in a photo. You can edit the colors but not the details. I’m sure the Chroma Boost on the realme will do the color justice.

Here are some examples using the filters:

realme C12 filters
Almost the same color with the high-end smartphone
realme auto enhance
Just brightened the raw photo but still a great improvement!

If you will just tinker with the filters you can get the best colors for your subject. If you can get these good photos with a low-priced smartphone like realme, I suggest you grab one now.

realme C12 nightscape

Took these photos past 7pm. If you will look closely, the super nightscape feature clearly captured the images even under low light. The bottom right, under just a glimmer of light, yet still captured the white and yellow flowers!

realme C12 Selfie


I love taking selfie shots! I actually have hundreds on my high-end smartphone hahaha. I’m very vain when it comes to selfies and it’s either a great shot overall or I won’t post it at all.

With the realme C12 selfie, I was actually surprised, honestly! Even at low-light, the color still stood out and the details were not so-so but was actually good! The day light shot will give you not just a brighter photo but clearer details and of course, you’ll be able to see some wrinkles and fine lines hahaha.

realme C12 Selfie AI Filters


I love to zoom a bit and more hehehe. When I zoomed my selfie or shooting using the 2x rear, you’ll see it becomes a bit grainy or noisy. This can be expected with just a 5MP Front Camera. But then, only vain people like me would do this hahaha

Overall, I can use these camera features for work and I’m loving how people are reacting to my posts regarding the C12 camera. Here’s one example below.

realme screenshot on FB


realme C12 6000 mAh Mega Battery

When I buy a smartphone, one of the factors that could sway me to a close deal aside from the camera is the longevity of the battery. I don’t like carrying around a powerbank coz it makes my bag heavier than usual.

With the realme C12 and its mega battery, you’d be amazed how much you can still do at even 4% low battery!

So, here’s the story on how I tested its battery capacity:

realme C12 6000mAh Mega Battery


I started with just the factory battery charge. I wanted to see how soon it will be depleted before charging it to full.

I downloaded a series as seen on photo no. 2 at 10:47 pm. Note the brightness level, it also consumes battery. By past midnight (photo no. 3), I’ve watched 3 episodes and still had a 25% battery. Now, comparing it to my high-end smartphone, I could have a lesser charge left.

realme C12 6000mAh Mega Battery


I continued to use it as soon as I woke up in the morning (photo 1) at 24%, only social media checking and uploading. 30 minutes later, there was a prompt for low battery level at 20% (photo no. 2). Used it still to take photos and even watched 1 episode of the series I downloaded, with the wifi still on.

realme C12 6000mAh Mega Battery


By 2pm, I only have 5% battery left. When I finished what I was posting on Facebook, there’s only 4% left. Imagine that! From 20% down to 4%, I was able to do social media and watch! If I turned on that Save Power button, I bet I can still do more! Amazing battery test, right!

This is also perfect for mobile gamers, the display, the mega battery plus the Helio G35 GamingProcessor.

I’m actually looking for an affordable smartphone with long-lasting battery for my dad so he can video chat with my sister in the U.S. and guess what? I’m buying him the realme C12!

6.5″ Mini-drop Fullscreen

This smartphone is not just great for video chatting but also for watching your fave movies or tv series, even gaming. With its 6.5″ HD+ Mini-drop Fullscreen, you will definitely love the large display with a high screen-to-body ratio!

6.5inch HD + Mini-drop Fullscreen


My notion before was, if a smartphone is cheaper, don’t expect too much. I was proven so wrong this time with realme C12. Honestly, I wasn’t expecting that I will have an amazing experience with it.

If you are looking for a phone you can use in online learning, this is a great option too! I wouldn’t recommend it if I really don’t believe it will serve you well.

To know more, you can check out the realme website at https://www.realme.com/ph/ or its social media pages on Facebook and Instagram – @realmephilippines.

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53 Comments

  1. Michelle Anne Tumulak says:

    Ang ganda talaga nya nga features nya Mamu pati na sa camera πŸ˜πŸ’œ worth to buy talaga

    1. oo nga, akala ko hindi ko magugustuhan ang camera eh.. pero maganda sya..

      1. Chan Jen Clemente says:

        infairness sa realme c12 palaban mamu. kayang kaya sumabay sa mga highend smartphones. pinakagusto ko yung 6000mAh capacity at camera niya. worth it para sa price niya. πŸ‘Œ sana lang may budget para jan, kaso hirap ngayong pandemic eh. sumusuko na phone ko. πŸ˜‚

  2. Lyka Mitra says:

    Panalo na po talaga ang realme c12 para sa mga gusto ng budget friendly pero magandang phone na..

    1. korek kaya din siguro patok sila sa mas marami πŸ™‚

      1. super ganda talaga ng camera ng realme

  3. MA D EL says:

    Wow mamu, maganda Po pala talAga Ang Realme C12,ganyan din Po mindset ko na oag mura Ang phone,mababa din Ang quality pero perfect pala talAga itong Realme C12.

    1. oo nga nagulat din ako kc me mga same priced phones din ako pero di ganito kaganda πŸ™‚

      1. Marlyn Loveranes says:

        Ganda pala neto..ito yung gusto bilhin mg brother ko para may magamit sya pang online class diretso pang gaming dawπŸ˜….

    2. Marissa Leron says:

      Nakaka amaze po talaga ang specs at features ng realme c12, at napaka affordable pa. Kumbaga total package na. Tamang tama ito para sa online learning at para sa mga work at home mommies.

  4. Bessie Ramos says:

    Napakaamzing naman talaga ng realme c12 . Isa sa gusto ko din camera at battery . Ang ganda ng specs longlife tlga

  5. sosingerica says:

    Ang astig naman ng Realme C12 momsh, ang Ganda ng camera napaka linaw. Perfect po tlaga sya pang selfie.😊 Long lasting pa po Yun battery nya na perfect pang homeschooling and work from home. Best din po sya for movie marathon or binge-watch😊. And worth it po tlaga Yun price na hindi ka magsisisi.😊 Sobrang nice po tlaga neto.😍

  6. Wilmarie Ann Bonga says:

    yan talaga pag iipunan ko para sa anak ko😊maganda talaga feedback niya kaya no doubt na ako

  7. Antoniette Sanchez David says:

    Wow ang ganda ng talaga ng realmeC12 mamu at nakikita ko talaga sa review mo na super ganda talaga nya bigla akong napaisip na bumili ng ganyang phone dahil affordable price sya at maganda ang mga specs hindi ka mag sisisi talaga super ganda nya

  8. Leslie Cruz says:

    recommendable tlga ang realme lalo na ngaun pede din pang online schooling mura na sulit pa sa quality niya πŸ₯°πŸ˜

  9. Elaishamara Garcia Sicorsicon says:

    Hoping to have nian mamu for my daughters online..

  10. jelhocabtalansanchez says:

    Ganda talaga Ng realme πŸ‘ bukod sa quality talaga ang capture Ng camera long life din ang battery, at affordable pa.the best to para sa mga gamer, blogger, online seller at Lalo na ngayong online schooling na.β™₯️β™₯️β™₯️

  11. Marissa Leron says:

    Nakaka amaze talaga itong realme c12. Ang ganda ng specs at features niya, tamang tama for onoine learning ng students at para sa mga work at home mommies. Napaka-affordable pa.

  12. Roxanne Aricaya says:

    Thanks for the review mamu, the best talaga ang realme … I highly recommend realme phone too..

  13. Rosebel S. De Vera says:

    Super good deal tlga tong realmeC12 bukod sa mura n ang ganda pa ng specs.. kaya superb πŸ˜πŸ‘Œ

  14. Claire Castillo says:

    Wow i’d love the Mega Battery it has. Pati camera, superb! It looks lively and the color is vivid. A must have 😊

  15. Ferlie Ann Layson says:

    Hello po ganda po ganda po ng realmec12 malinaw camera ,bagay pang selfie ,mukhang di cia madaling malowbat at ,sa ganyan phone tlgang mamangha tlaga dahil low price phone meron kana bang ganyan kagandang phone saan kapa eh di sa realmec12 kana hehehhe.

    1. Ella RossanaasoR says:

      Isa sa phone na pinapangarap ko. Magandang camera at specs. Perfect pang picture, online class and gaming nadin dahil hindi madaling malobat! Budget friendly pa. ❀️

  16. Hazel Mary Ruiz says:

    Ang ganda ng unit Momsh! Plus ang ganda ng specs especially the camera at take note affordable pa fit na fit sa mga nagoonline classes! Galing ng Real Me C12. πŸ‘πŸ»

  17. Michelle Vargas says:

    Eto talaga gusto kong phone ganda ng camera

  18. super ganda talaga ng camera ng realmec12

  19. Ganda talaga ng realme lalo yung camera

  20. Jeng Manalo says:

    Ang ganda ng camer nito mamu super linaw ng kuha plus mega battery pa super perfect for gamings , netflix and even on distance learnings.

  21. Aiza Magnaye Montoya says:

    Wow mamu…gustong gusto ko yan…maganda camera at prang maganda din pagdting sa battery ..matagal ata malobat😊

  22. Teresa Silva Cahigas says:

    eversince tlga mgnda ang realme.. satisfied user here.. i love po how u make this review about realme c12.. all the details are complete.. thanks po..

  23. Geneve Camille Crudo says:

    I super love this review of yours Mamu about realme C12 phone. You’ve shown it’s specs and features perfectly. And the comparison between the difference of it from a high-end phones. I love your unboxing video too! Both this review and the unboxing is 100% full of honesty and very informative. I want to have a realme C12 maybe on Christmas. Hihi. More product reviews and unboxing of products to come! Godbless πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

  24. Dara Isabela Corral says:

    Plano ko din po bumili ng phone this month.
    Sa pinsan ko realme din phone niya tulad neto.. Maganda po talaga siya mamu.
    Lalo sa camera love it 😍

  25. Ganda po ng cellphone , very affordable , yan yung mga kaylangan ng students ngayun for online class

  26. Parang like ko na din magkaroon ng ganito, Kasi hirap ako sa okay na selfie koπŸ˜…, feeling ko mapapaganda ako sa camera na ito. Ang ganda siguro nito mag capture ng good memories, hilig ko din ang mag take pictures sa mga paligid ko, sa mga good specs and reasonable price maganda nga talaga gamitin itong realme

    1. actually kita nga ang pores ko jan pero maganda pa rin ang kinalabasan hahaha

  27. Sara Llamas says:

    Wow Mamu! Super mura na para sa quality na smartphone! TOO GOOD ro be true ang peg ng mobile phone na ito. You’re right, hindi practical if bibili ka ng another new phone na mahal din. Can’t believe na sa affordable price ni RealMe quality na sha. Thanks sa honest review Mamu! Naririnig rinig ko na this brand and sabi maganda daw tlaga ang camera neto. πŸ˜‰

    1. ang gusto ko sa kanya, mura pero maganda ang specs <3

  28. ARLENE BEJOSANO OBIEN says:

    One of the best budget phone in town. πŸ‘

  29. Karen Marie Flores says:

    Ganda talaga ng real me c12 pati specs tumatagal pa ang battery

  30. Jonna Cielo says:

    Very recommended po talaga ang realme ang ganda ng cam ng nga specs nya pang gamer pa.. kaya ganyan real me ang brand ng cp ng asawa ko eh.. madami na din ngayong realme users..

    1. oo nga, bet na bet ito ng mga gamers πŸ™‚

  31. Majie Cortizano says:

    Realme phone s has a good specs tlaga po. May phone po is realme c5 ang gandaaa ng camera niya, lahat naman po atang realme maganda talaga ang camera po. ❀️❀️

  32. Chan Jen Clemente says:

    infairness sa realme c12 palaban mamu. kayang kaya sumabay sa mga highend smartphones. pinakagusto ko yung 6000mAh capacity at camera niya. worth it para sa price niya. πŸ‘Œ sana lang may budget para jan, kaso hirap ngayong pandemic eh. sumusuko na phone ko. πŸ˜‚

    1. yes, battery at cam ang nagustuhan ko kc gagamitin ko din for work πŸ™‚

      1. Chan Jen Clemente says:

        maganda talaga ying battery capacity mamu para less charge na din. magagamit mo pa ng bongga so realmec12. pak na pak!

  33. jenguita says:

    super ganda ng mga shots mo mamu sa realmec12. mukhang worth it para sa price niyang very affordable sa masa. πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ realme! i super like din na mataas ang battery capacity ng c12. for 6000mAh. hindi kasi ako mahilig magcharge. kaya naman πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ talaga!

  34. Marlyn Loveranes says:

    Perfect sa mga kids pang online class😍

  35. Weiwei Ang says:

    Very Affordable at pwedeng pang Mobile Photography. Pwedeng pwede rin gamitin lalo na sa CONCERT GOER katulad ko dahil kitang kita pa rin kahit sa low light. πŸ™‚ Selfie is good and it looks natural. Perfect pang Travel at pang GIGS dahil sa tagal ng battery. Tapos na yung eh hindi pa rin nalolowbat yung Realme C12. πŸ™‚ Thank you for recommend ing this phone to us. Malaking tulong ito para sa mga may online class katulad ko at mahilig sa concert. 😊

  36. Apple Chick says:

    Wish ko talaga magkaron nito at mapalitan na cp kong laging nag oof. Ganda ng RealMe affordable pero quality. β™‘β™‘β™‘

  37. nice shots, hehe ang ganda talaga ng features and specs ng real me the best sa camera at batterry.hoping na balang araw e mag karoon din ng new one para goodbye samsung j2 na.

  38. Laarni Parcio says:

    Wish ko talaga makabili ng ganitong cp mamu, lalo na ngayon madami na mura tapos magaganda pa specs, wala lang talaga budget ngayon πŸ˜…πŸ˜…
    Ang gaganda ng mga kuha ng camera tapos malaki pa battery di madaling malowbat.

  39. Dayanara Rojas says:

    Amazed ako lagi sa REALME phones.. realme user here, perfect for online class, gaming and online business.. ang gaganda pa ng mga specs.. hinding hindi ka magsisisi pag bumili ka ng Realme cp.

  40. gaberiellecee says:

    I have watched your vlog uploaded on your youtube channel about this,and i get amazed by the phone features, everything is amazing quality, features, and capacity was all great.

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